The Bookman is staying here for three days and I must say the campus which I have always found most attractive seems even more so this time because the students have left for the year and the place is largely deserted. For 10 minutes I stood on the bridge across The Leith watching the water flow far below me and it was as if I was the only person there..
Staff, a handful of overseas and post-graduate students, and the occasional interloper like me are the only people about.
The glorious library, surely the best university library in New Zealand from an architectural and design point of view, is almost deserted as are the various faculty buildings.
I posted an item to the blog earlier which made reference to the University of Otago Press celebrating their half century of publishing and now I find that the Dunedin Public Library will be 100 years old on 2 December.